Stadio san Nicola, Bari, Italy
Photo: Paolo Margari
The Barcelona trio of Messi, Xavi and Iniesta are all 5ft 7in (170cm). England wide men Aaaron Lennon and Shaun Wright-Phillips are both 5ft 5in (165cm). Which former England midfielder who won 14 caps between 1982 and 1984 was only 5ft 2in (157cm)?
A statue of Michael Jackson was unveiled outside Fulham’s Craven Cottage before today’s game. In 2002 Jackson became honorary director of which English club?
The fight for the title of top scorer in Europe’s biggest leagues is a two man race a couple of months before the end of the season.
Btw the Cisse at Freiburg is Papiss from Senegal not the former Liverpool striker Djibril who is currently at Panathinaikos in Greece.
Sporting Gijon’s 1-0 win over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu is Jose Mourinho‘s first home league loss in nine years, spanning an incredible 151 matches. His previous defeat was while he was in charge of Porto. He never lost a home match at Chelsea or Inter.
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2-4-1915 Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-0 at Old Trafford in front of a crowd of 18,000 on this day in 1915. George Anderson scored both of United’s goals in a end of the season mid-table match. A large amount of the money had been placed on United winning 2-0 at 7/1 and the FA investigated the game for match fixing. Three United and four Liverpool players where banned for life for match fixing. One of the players, Sandy Turnbull, was killed in the First World War and five of the others received a reduced ban due their service in the War, but Enoch ‘Knocker’ West, served a ban of thirty years, the longest ban in the history of the Football League.
West played for Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest before moving to Old Trafford in 1910. He won a league winners’ medal in 1911 for United and scored 80 goals for the Reds before he was banned in 1915.
Graham Sharp wrote ‘Free the Manchester United One‘ about West’s campaign to prove his innocence. West had sued the FA for libel, a case which he lost.